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January 20, 2020

At the opening ceremony of "Visit Nepal 2020," Nepalese Ambassador Prativa Rana (back row, seventh from left) poses with Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Norihiro Nakayama (back row, eighth from left); Visit Nepal 2020 goodwill ambassadors Hiromi Ishioka, chairman of the Nepal-Japan Friendship Society (back row, third from left), and Tokushin Kasai, chairman of Lumbini Hotel Kasai (back row, fourth from left); performers; and other guests at the reception hall of the ambassador's residence in Nakameguro on Jan. 7. |   YOSHIAKI MIURA
At the opening ceremony of “Visit Nepal 2020,” Nepalese Ambassador Prativa Rana (back row, seventh from left) poses with Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Norihiro Nakayama (back row, eighth from left); Visit Nepal 2020 goodwill ambassadors Hiromi Ishioka, chairman of the Nepal-Japan Friendship Society (back row, third from left), and Tokushin Kasai, chairman of Lumbini Hotel Kasai (back row, fourth from left); performers; and other guests at the reception hall of the ambassador’s residence in Nakameguro on Jan. 7. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Finnish Ambassador Pekka Orpana (left), Croatian Ambassador Drazen Hrastic (right) and Head of Delegation and Ambassador of the European Union Patricia Flor (center) during the EU Presidency Handover (from Finland to Croatia) lunch event at the Embassy of Finland on Jan. 9. |   YOSHIAKI MIURA
Finnish Ambassador Pekka Orpana (left), Croatian Ambassador Drazen Hrastic (right) and Head of Delegation and Ambassador of the European Union Patricia Flor (center) during the EU Presidency Handover (from Finland to Croatia) lunch event at the Embassy of Finland on Jan. 9. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


French Ambassador Laurent Pic (third from right) cuts a galette des rois, a cake traditionally served on Jan.6 to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem before Jesus' birth, with (from left); Taku Otsuka, state minister of the Cabinet Office; Nobuteru Ishihara, chairman of the Japan-France Friendship Group; Eriko Yamatani, member of the House of Councillors; Shino Matsuda, Galette des Rois ambassador and future Olympic surfer; and Yukio Nishino, Galette des Rois Club president and patissier, at the French ambassador's residence on Jan. 16. |   YOSHIAKI MIURA
French Ambassador Laurent Pic (third from right) cuts a galette des rois, a cake traditionally served on Jan.6 to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem before Jesus’ birth, with (from left); Taku Otsuka, state minister of the Cabinet Office; Nobuteru Ishihara, chairman of the Japan-France Friendship Group; Eriko Yamatani, member of the House of Councillors; Shino Matsuda, Galette des Rois ambassador and future Olympic surfer; and Yukio Nishino, Galette des Rois Club president and patissier, at the French ambassador’s residence on Jan. 16. | YOSHIAKI MIURA